Straight-Up Frustrating

The indices keep hitting new highs and the media is celebrating, but that doesn't mean there aren't complaints. Even the most positive bulls are having a hard time keeping up with this relentless rise. And being fully invested isn't going to save you unless you happen to pick the limited number of stocks that are doing most of the heavy lifting.

I keep writing about how we need to stick with the trend and forget market timing, but individual stock-picking has not been that simple lately. Small-caps have been underperforming and we still have an odd mix of leadership. For a market that keeps hitting new highs, breadth has not been that great. Even the number of individual stocks making new highs is small at just over 400. Typically, it should approach 1,000....865 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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